NEW WEBSITE Join us for the Experience of a Lifetime... !!!
Direct operator & local owners.Sustainable, responsible & ethical tours since 1990.
US$ 810.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
USD$ 40.00 Discount with ISIC international student card, Please send us at the time or your booking or childs under 16 y/o.
Single Supplement for solo traveler US$ 100.00 (single room).
If you are so unfortunate to have too little time to enjoy majestic Cusco and all it has to offer then don`t despair, you can still see the best of it even if you only have 4 days. Of course we would say you need more time to enjoy and acclimatise but your trek is in the lower altitudes so by ensuring you rest for 2 full hours on arrival to Cusco you should be OK. Please ensure you can take one of the early flights on day 1.
This hike is accessible for all ages, and doesn't require you to be in top physical shape. Since your one day hike takes you to the town of Aguas Calientes, you will not have to camp, or carry backpacks only your personal day-pack as we will stay in a Hotel.
As your limited time only allows you one extra afternoon before your trek and one morning after visiting the breathtaking Saqysayhuaman is a must and being part of the city tour enables you to see the best of the centre of Cusco in a short time. Enjoy exploring San Blas, a coffee from the balconies over looking the main plaza or the Cusco markets before you board you midday- afternoon flight to Lima. Hiking, guided tours, a little aimless wandering of the cobble stone streets and shopping..what more do you need!
Easy to Moderate hike to Machupicchu
Tourist bus and train.
Day 1: Reception in Cusco Transfer to H Marqueses At 13:30 Cusco City Tour.
Day 2: Rainbow Mountain 1 Day Hike or Sacred Valley Tour. H Marqueses
Day 3: Short Inca Trail. Train to Km 104. Walk to 6 Hrs Night in A Calientes.
Day 4: Machupicchu guide tour time to explore. Return to Cusco. H Marqueses.
Day 5: Good Bye Cusco Transfer to the Airport.
MARQUESES Boutique Hotel: FREE Up-grade to our Deluxe room for early bookings (5-6 months in advance.) Oxygen assistance, Free Internet & WIFI, free bags storage and coca leaf tea.
Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to your Hotel.
At 13:45 pm Guided Cusco Excursion; City Tour, Koricancha " Sun Temple" ,Cusco Cathedral, Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex, Tambo Machay, Qenqo and Puca-Pucara.
Overnight in Hotel Marqueses
Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco between 04:00 am to 4:15 am
3 Hrs drive on a private transport to Quesiuno located at 4,320 masl (start of the trek).
Breakfast will be provided once we arrive to Quesiuno.
We start our hike from 4200 m to 5100 masl to RAINBOW MOUNTAIN aka:(Cerro Colorado, Montaña de Colores or “Vinicunca”) lead by our expert guide, here we can see the stunning colors that are natural formations of minerals since ages that give colors to the mountain. Beautiful views of red and colors mountains, streams and herds of alpacas and llamas and the south side of Ausangate ranges of mountains. We will hike through small traditional andean villages a see the local people with their colorful dresses.
After a total hike of approximately 3-4 hours, we finally will reach to this mirador spot to have an impressive views of Rainbow Mountains located at 5,100 masl. Time to explore the area. Time to rest and enjoy our packed lunch. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. (We will spend approximately 30-45 minutes at the top). Then we start our return back hiking a downhill the way thru we came. The hike will take 3 hours.
Our private van will be waiting for us when we return. 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is between 7 and 8 pm.
INCLUDED: Tourist Transport (Round Trip), Entrance Rainbow Mountain, 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, (Optional Vegetarian), Professional Tour Guide, First Aid kit, First oxygen balloon.
Optional: Hire a horse for 50 Soles -Talk directly with your guide
We`ll pick you up from your Hotel at 06:00 am to transfer you to Train Station for a 4 hour journey or in high season this may be with private transport to Ollantaytambo train station, then we`ll board a Tourist Backpacker Train with reserved seats for 1 hour and 45 minutes to the kilometer 104 start of the hike. As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check out point and show your passports then we will start a soft walk into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba. After a visit in Chachabamba, we`ll continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 litres of water.
After lunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos “resting places” and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or "Sun`s Gate". From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views then we prepare our mind for the next early morning, time to take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs pools are optional or just free time to chill out at this small village.
Accommodation in private rooms, Hotel Viajeros or similar level accommodation.
This is all considered a low altitude hike, but you would want to be fit. Dinner included.
Early after a good breakfast re-live the history and the mysterious world of the Incas, we take the first bus up at approx 06.15am and arrive at the ruins at 06.45am. This time is still not so crowded so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site ; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.) Option to climb to the Huayna Picchu mountain ( Please check previously with your guide. Sometimes guided tour is after Huaynapicchu.) Around 4:00 pm bus down to Aguas Calientes for your Train return. ( $7 )
The train departs Aguas Calientes late in the afternoon. ( 6:00 pm or 5:00 pm to Ollantaytambo then a 2 hours transport to Cusco arriving at 9:00 pm approx) Hotel Marqueses
Day 5.- BYE BYE CUSCO... ADIOS CUSCO.
Last chance for Souvenir Shopping in Cusco; Optional time to visit the Weaving Center Museum in Sol Avenue Transfer to the Airport - Flight to Lima or other destination.